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Workshop: Establish & Manage Practical Work Placements

3rd Mar 2020
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
VET Development Centre, Level 8 379 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000


Learning through practical placements in workplaces is a VET strength. It aligns with VET’s emphasis on learning by doing as a hallmark of best practice instructional design and teaching. 

The challenge with practical placements is to ensure they provide educationally meaningful experiences for students as well as meeting the minimum requirements which are set out in the Practical Placement Guidelines. These guidelines are to assist Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and employers to meet their obligations with respect to arranging practical placement for students.

This half day workshop assists RTO staff to organise and monitor practical placements so that students maximise learning opportunities and outcomes. The workshop also provides guidance to RTOs about the characteristics of compliant practical placements.


Intermediate (Build on your existing Knowledge):
Professional learning aimed at practitioners that have specialised theoretical knowledge and practical experience of training and assessment. 


Staff responsible for 2020 Skills First Funding Contract compliance and VET regulatory compliance, and teaching staff responsible for organising and monitoring practical placements.

Topics Covered

  • Practical placement compliance requirements (2020 Skills First Funding Contract/ASQA/VRQA)
  • Knowing the guidelines
  • Documentation required
  • The Agreement
  • Keeping students informed
  • Suitable placement sites
  • Training and assessment strategies and placements
  • Organising and monitoring placements: what do you need to check?
  • What are the pitfalls?

Learning Outcomes

  • Explanation of practical placement requirements
  • Improved understanding of how requirements support you to review your RTO's approach and procedures
  • Handouts provided with useful hints for use in your RTO


Bernadette Delaney

Bernadette is a national VET consultant and experienced auditor. She has worked for a range of public and private RTOs across Australia and advises on quality assurance, curriculum, instructional design and strategic planning. Bernadette conducts a range of internal audits including HESG, SRTOs2015 and AQTF for RTOs and TAFE Institutes as well as training RTO internal auditors. Bernadette advises and assists with corrective actions and continuous improvement.

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